The local American Legion Post No. 63 color guard began the day by leading Hines Middle School students on a march to the high school. Slater Elementary School students then arrived by bus, and the high school students filed in, filling the gymnasium for the event.
The honored veterans were seated up front, followed by McKenzi Hoyt‘s performance of the Star-Spangled Banner and a welcome from the event’s emcee Student Body President Parker Landon. The assembly featured patriotic musical performances by the high school band and the high school and middle school choirs, slideshows of the history of Veterans Day and local veterans, a poem by elementary students, and a “flag parade” by the young students to the song You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag.
State Senator Ted Ferrioli also attended and gave a short speech expressing the nation’s thanks and honor for veterans.